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, the presidential palace under attack. protesters throwing rocks, molotov cocktails, other egyptian cities seeing eruptions of violence. people in parts of the country living under a 30-day curfew. pressure apparently building on egypt's government two years after demonstrations toppled the last one. ben wedeman as he was during that uprising, tonight, he joins us from there. friday is usually a big day for protests in the middle east, a day of prayers, people in the mosques and come out and protest. what are you seeing out there tonight? >> reporter: this week it wasn't just friday, it was all week long we had protests and clashes. what we saw, we were outside at the palace, basically the egyptian white house, where initially it was a peaceful demonstration, a mixed crowd of christians and muslims, religious and secular, young and old, very peaceful, but when the sun went down, those molotov cocktails were thrown over the wall. we saw young men firing fireworks over the wall as well. and the egyptian police eventually responding with tear gas and water cannons. i think one of the most disturbing
of these were to explode over a big city, that's the he said of the big city. i can't express this enough. so we could as human kind get together and go looking for these things. these things are going so fast, the atmosphere is just like concrete. >> i wanted our viewers to see this again because it really is so incredible when you look at the video and the sound there. is there any risk when you talk about the astroid getting so close to earth that the same thing could happen? >> this? oh, no. if that astroid would hit the earth that we're talking about today that's getting close, there would be significantly more damage than this. and, no, it is not going to happen. it does not get that close. it does get inside the big ring that we have, 22,000 miles in space. but if you take a look, if you make a sphere of that ring, you're talking about 8 million square miles of area out there and only just a few things to hit. we'll be just fine. the earth is in good shape and so are all the satellites. the odds are not zero, but i could probably win the lottery instead. >> were the russians warn that had
and we just felt our building shake. >> reporter: a massive explosion at one of kansas city's most popular restaurants. >> we thought that a car had literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: the late night blast yours dozens plus this. >> i'm seth macfar lane and i'll be hosting the oscars this year. >> we sit down with seth mac farlane and who he'll go to for oscar advice. we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. oscar pistorius will have to wait at least one more day to learn if he will be granted bail. the hearing for the olympic sprinter adjourned a little more than an hour ago. diser toious faces a premeditated murder charge in the valentine's day killing of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the defense attorney gave a cross-examination of the police investigator who responded to the crime scene of the home. here are the key points, the officer conceded a substance found in the house may not have been tst testosterone as he previously testified. there was no sign of an assault on steenkamp's body. the investigator
towns and cities from the southern plains north to illinois. >> and developing overnight, a hot air balloon packed with tourists takes a deadly plunge overseas. >> and snubbed by his own party. chris christie gets the cold shoulder, left off the list for a key republican event. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. i feel like i haven't seen you in days. >> you haven't. good morning to you. good morning to you. thanks for being with us. it's tuesday, february 26th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. happening right now, it is a raging blizzard, blasting the southern plains. leaving large parts of texas and oklahoma buried under more than a foot of snow. roads are impassable, drivers are stranded. this picture was sent to us from a reporter philip prince. a trucker stuck on interstate 40 about 50 miles east of amarillo. look at the conditions there. he says the highway has been shut down. he has been stuck for about eight hours when he finally took that picture. two people have been killed, one on an icy road in kansas, another at a home in oklahoma where t
close, the president's strategy is to go directly to the american people. you can't go to the city of chicago, even though you want to talk about opportunities, social programs, mental health services, increase in the minimum wage and all of the rest, you can't go to a place like chicago and not talk about gun violence. so what he's trying to do, i think, is say, look, this is not a rural issue versus an urban issue. this is an american issue. it's just one more way that -- he understands what the political odds are in congress for a ban on assault weapons. he gets that. but this is just one way for him to make the case to the american people to pressure members of congress and lots of them, by the way, as you know are democrats who are in districts where it might not be so popular. >> or states. >> or states. pressure members of congress with him at least in part of his gun proposals. >> dan lothian is also taking a look at this. this has been a manl juror problem in the city of chicago. president obama's hometown. here's dan with more on that. >> reporter: jim, the president is a
. >>> and still developing, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a popular restaurant in kansas city. >>> and bratsing f ing fobracing storm. already started in california, but soon millions across the country will feel it. >> welcome to "early start". thanks for being with us. >> it is wednesday, february 20th. 5:00 a.m. in the east and happening right now, big developments in the case of oscar pistorius. we could hear any minute whether the track star will be allowed to go free and just in, brand new details about what investigators saw and found at the scene, including two boxes of testosterone and needles, as well as some unlicensed ammunition. the first officer on the scene says he believes a cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door. also he believes that gunshots were aimed specifically at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. the officer also also described the wounds that killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was hit on the right side of her head, right elbow, and her hip. they are there are also new dramatic details coming to light about wha
, connecticut. winds are slamming cities including providence, rhode island, and boston. we'll take you live across the region ahead. >>> she is the newest face in the war on gun violence. today, n chicago, a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton will be buried. among her mourners, first lady michelle obama. pendleton was shot in the back and killed just days after she marched in the president's inaugural parade. >>> in los angeles, police are suddenly the targets of a man who used to wear the uniform. billboards are up as law enforcement agencies in three states hunt a former l.a. cop that's accused of killing an officer and threatening others. he says that he wants revenge on those who cost him his job. >>> police at the grammys will be on guard for their own safety since dorner's threats, but the show will go on. and a new name and suddenly a grammy favorite, singer frank ocean, had has surfaced. he has racked up six nominations including new artist of the year and album of the year. >>> the blizzard is still dumping snow across the northeast. some areas of connecticut are seeing as much as three
is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we're seeing snowfall two inches an houreer. very windy, looking at winds up to 30 miles per hour later today, and also, soledad, because of the snow last week, there is still a lot of heavy snow on branchs and power lines, snapping power lines, and lots of power outages throughout kansas city. we just got off the phone with kansas city power and light. they have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000, those numbers will go down, right now they can't get out on the road to repair the power lines. we're looking at power outages in texas. another 10,000 no oklahoma. the storm looking to be worst than last week, soledad. >> a little bit of a mess. thank you very much. appreciate that. let's get to jennifer delgado. where is this all going? >> soledad, right now, it's actually right on top of the midwest. you saw the live shot where erin is out of kansas. kansas city, taking a beating right now. coming down very good along interstate 70. toward the east in st. louis, a break from the heavy rain, of course, that will be wra
. >> i think people are getting more sensitive to it as it happens in new york city. there's a big issue to their policies as they relate to stopping and frisking. stores don't want to be shoplifted with. but you have to make sure and identity and have some reasonable basis to do it, just not look at the color of someone's skin and say, you know what, i'm going to pat/frisk you. in the future, it makes it better, but it's more unfortunate that incidents like this go on. >> this is a major issue in new york city. there's a class action lawsuit pending in federal court. people in the african-american/hispanic community say that cops are abusing them repeatedly. this is a big issue. of course, now, the police were not involved in this incident, but it sheds light on it and i think it sheds light on how african-american citizens get -- >> i think we have to see a more forest whitaker movies. >> thanks for watching "newsroom." "newsroom international" is next. >> welcome, to "newsroom international. account account i'm suzanne malveaux. today i'm joined by michael holmes. >> nice to be here.
this morning. rescuers going through the rumble -- excuse me, the rubble of a kansas city restaurant after explosion injures 14 people. one person is missing. >>> new this morning, a winter storm brewing, hitting california and soon millions across the entire country will feel the xhekts. live team coverage. as china denies any involvement in the chhacking of american companies. a cnn crew chased by a company in shanghai. a live report. >>> topping business news, is apple's shine fading? google taking over wall street. is it now time to buy? >> wednesday, february 20th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning is the oscar pistorius case. we could hear in the olympic tax star accused of murdering his girlfriend will be allowed to get bail. an investigator says he does not oppose bail. that comes in day two of the bail hearing. first officer on the scene testified he believes pistorius' actions were in no way self-defense. he conceded there were no signs of an assault on reeva steenkamp's body. no indications they had defended herself. he said
honoring the won who refused to give up her seat on a city bus in alabama circa 1955. the nation's first african-american president is due to speak in about 40 minutes and you're going to hear from him live right here on cnn and you can follow the ceremony start to finish on cnn.com. all the dignitaries filing into the capitaocapitol. by the werek it will be a houseful with congressional leaders who will join the president. this is a big deal too. while there are many statues in the capitol there are almost none that are a congressional effort so to speak. many private funds feature statues. this is something congress has done for one of the most important women in american history. >>> but we're going to start with multitudes staying good-bye to a pope. he gives up and resigns the leadership of the roman catholic church. this last hurrah of the benedict, it comes -- benedict xvi comes a day before he terns exclusion as, quote, pontiff emeritus and his cardinals will be scrambling to replace him. he's assured his flock he will still be with them in spirit and he hopes they don't forget h
and the need for tougher laws to curb the vy tlens that sdiolenc devastated that city. >>> the public relations fallout from the vacation from hell, ahead. wild salmon with basil, garlic chicken spring rolls, and now salads, like asian-style chicken. enjoy 100 delicious varieties under 400 calories. lean cuisine. like other precious things that start off white, it yellows over time. when it comes to your smile, if you're not whitening, you're yellowing. crest whitestrips whiten as well as $500 professional treatments. guaranteed. crest 3d white whitestrips. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> minding your business. the nightmare cruise, but now the fallout. wall street doesn't seem to be phased by the disaster. carnival shares haven't been changed much. but now all eyes are on carnival management. >> it's a pr challenge, management challenge. a crucial moment for the team running this company. there are those who have looked back and sa
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'll ask new york city mayor's michael bloomberg if he'll run for president in 2016. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> let's begin today with the rally on wall street. major gains that can affect your retirement savings and more. dow jones industrials completely erased a steep drop earlier in the week. let's go live to felicia taylor in new york. what happened, felicia? >> ben bernanke in his testimony in washington basically saying that we are going to see quantitative easing through 2016. that's what the market is focused on. yes, we've got better than expected numbers on manufacturing and home sales but when they heard that ben bernanke still believes we aren't going to see unemployment drop to 6.5% until 2016, that means stimulus measures are going to be in place and that's what wall street wants to hear. wo wolf? >> the 14,060, the market had collapsed in 2009, as all of us know, because of the housing crisis. it was down at one point well below 7,000, approaching 6500 and now it's more than doubled. it's a pretty dramatic comeback. >> absolutely. no question about
will replace him. following developments live from vatican city. what have be learned in the news conference? >> reporter: good morning, john. in fact, father frederico lombardi is holding the news conference, and providing a few details. not a whole lot new. a few bits of information that are helping us to figure out what is going to happen here in the next few days. one of the things he said is that as you mentioned that there was no specific illness involved in the pope's decision to resign. he did say that the pope had had his pacemaker battery replaced recently. a normal operation, no problems. some of the italian press speculating that perhaps there was a problem with that operation. and another thing that they talked about was the idea that the pope's last general audience will be wednesday, the 27th of february and that will be the last big public audience before he resigned on the 28th, and i -- i'm willing to bet -- this is just speculation on my part, that most of the college of cardinals will want to be here for that. a chance to have a sendoff for the pope, a very public sendoff
. the president's enjoying a golfing weekend with friends in palm city, florida. obama is playing at a posh resort owned by jim crain. no word yet on the president's score. we'll get you that. >>> president obama's ideas, certainly he's trying to drum up a lot of support around the country, but the main support he needs is in the house and senate to make it all happen. right now there's little agreement with republicans on how to cut the budget to avoid massive automatic cuts come march 1st. senator republicans have held up the confirmation of the president's choice for defense secretary. cnn contributor and former white house special adviser van jones joins me from washington, alex stewart, spokesman for former republican presidential candidate rick santorum is in little rock, arkansas. both of you thanks for being here today. so much to talk about, so much focus on the budget cuts. we've heard the doom and gloom scenario what could happen, everything from meat inspections to tsa security checkpoints, all of that could be impacted. why is this so hard to get done, and alison, i'm going to start w
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, schools have beençó shut down in many fáciti. several airports have come to a stand still at this point. this is what it looks like in norman, oak, pure whiteout fá conditions. the storm dropping 15 inches of snow on monday making it nearly impossible for emergency rescue vehicles to rescue people now stuck on the roads. one person died when theu rooff his home partiallyñr collapsed. wichita, kansas, broke a snowfall record for the entire monthñr of february in six days. schools have been5a closed her most flights have beenÑh9 at the kansas city international airport. and piling snow has knocked out power tow3 tens of thousands of people. ted is at chicago's o'harelp airport. normally very w3busy. this is the second time in two weeks we have seen chicago h) with a major snowstorm.fá >> reporter: yes, the storm is you can seeq it is snowing here suzanne. and iuk has been snowing for th better part of ant( hour now. and we already had 250 flights canceled at o'hare. another 50 flights canceled out of midway, also out of chicago. but, quite frankly, most flights are still running.
history. >> reporter: for almost a decade irvine, california, has been known as the safest city in america. but in early february, this l.a. suburb was the scene of a terrible double murder. a crime that at the time offered no hint of the terror the come. the call came out at 2100 at a parking structure. >> reporter: it was february 3rd on the police scan that two people had been shot dead in lawrence's parked car. each had been shot multiple times. >> we are trying to figure out what happened. >> reporter: initially police had no motive and no leads. >> nay get it into lawrence. >> lawrence was a well liked former college basketball player who had just begun a law enforcement career as a university of southern california safety officer. and quan, a daughter of a former los angeles police captain was a beloved assistant basketball coach at cal state fullerton. >> a really bright light was put out way too soon. the pair's senseless killing left a community in shock. and police searching for answers. three days later, a break in the case. >> today, we have identified christopher dorner as a
new york city penthouse. it's $1.5 billion. here is why it's so expensive. it has got, yep, 30 large cabins, nine decks, two helipads to land the private helicopter, a submarine and a military grade missile defense system. armor plating and bulletproof windows. so if you think it costs too much to fill up your gas tank, check this out. this pays $650,000 to gas it up. what's it for me. frederica whitfield back in the house, takes over from here. good to see you, fred. >> good to be back. good to see you. >>> i'm frederica whitfield in for brooke baldwin. newvalentine's day murder in south africa. a bail hearing against the man known the world over as blade runner. prosecutors set the scene in the bathroom of the olympian's house. remember, oscar pistorius has admitted that he shot his model girlfriend, reeva steenkamp through the bathroom door. but, he says, he killed her by mistake thinking she was an intruder. blood stains on a cell phone and a cricket bat also were found in the bathroom. neighbors recall sounds of arguinging coming from their home before the shooting. a police inv
in the vatican city to elect the next pope. fredricka in. >> in general, are people taking this report seriously throughout rome, or is there some reticence to embrace it? >> well, that depends who you speak to. now, some of the so-called veteran vatican watchers are somewhat skeptical about these reports. but many other people are taking them seriously. they've been picked up not only by these two publications but really they're appearing in all the italian media. we've had in the past just three years ago, there were reports that were backed up by video and still pictures of rather gay priests within the vatican, and so there is a historical precedence to that. so many people in fact, do take these reports very seriously. despite the vigorous denials from the vatican. >> ben wedeman in rome. one of the men who help elect the next pope is cardinal roger mahoney in this country. he is giving a deposition today about alleged sex crimes by priests when he was archbishop of los angeles. miguel marquez is in l.a. mahoney has been deposed in the past. what's different this time? >> well, the big diff
, mayor sam jones, has just jumped in there and done everything we can through the city to support this. >> wow, that's great news. >> we've had so many people to support this. hat's such great news because i would imagine these are 4,000 people who really need that support. what kinds of donations are you ke getting? what are people in the community offering up for the people coming off the ship? >> well, christkrispy kreme is thing in the south. so they're bringing ningz and coca-cola is bringing drinks in. there's a lot of people but we're going to have a kate e can with hot food. and carnival has stepped up the pace and brought in a lot of -- they're the ones bringing in the hot food. carnival is doing everything they can. i say everything they can to make it a pleasurable experience once they get there. >> they haven't eaten hot food or good food in a little while. do you have medical folks coming in as well? especially i would imagine for people who are elderly and for people who are disabled on that ship, you know, there have got to be some serious -- potentially serious problems
. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight
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and displayed in a showroom in new york city with the goal of eventually selling in high-end department and specialty stores. they say that will put them on the cutting edge of functional fashion. now, look, i'm a fan of the post office. i love catalogs. the physical ones that clog my mailbox, i love them. it might not be a good sign when the people most associated with your clothing brand is that guy. the post office thinks they have a new take on fashion. the postal service spokesperson says yahoo news it will aim well beyond baseball caps, but wearable lex tronks. now, that's pretty cool because where are you going to find technology like that? well, except for almost every other jacket currently available. now, the post office doesn't have a reputation for being too speedy, so it might be a good idea to jump on a trend that was launched more than 30 years ago. what makes the post office so confident? maybe this. today we spoke with andrew burns, a retail analyst for da davidson. he said overall integrating technology into clothing is a growing trend. performance apparel is up double
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on thursday. we'll take you live to vatican city for this historic event. >>> back here in the u.s. now where we're watching the fallout from a fiery wreck in daytona beach, florida. the crash on the last lap of the race sent debris flying into the stands. 28 spectators were injured. want to bring in joe carter live from daytona. joe, any update. are you hearing how the injured fans are doing? >> yes, good morning to you, susan. yes, cnn can confirm that as of 5:30 this morning there were four patients remaining at the halifax medical center the location in daytona beach and three of those four patients do remain in the intensive care unit. one of those icu patients is a male minor. now yesterday joey the speedway president did confirm that 28 people, 28 spectators were hospitalized and 14 were treated at the track hospital and 14 were taken off site to local hospitals. to recap what happened yesterday. this was the final lap of the race, it was a clumatic moment in the race. cars going around 200 inches per hour just inches from each other. regan smith was leading the race and tried to do a
for the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for areas for wisconsin over toward parts of kansas. kansas city, picking up light snow. overall today, anywhere you are seeing up to the north and midwest, potentially 1 to 2 more inches of snowfall. the northeast is dif
! >>> new york city mayor michael bloomberg's money may have an impact here on this national gun debate. just this week, bloomberg super pac state representative robin kelly won the democratic primary to replace former illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. and now he's ready to use his checkbook to fight the nra. wolf blitzer joins me now live. wolf, you just talked to the mayor. what did he tell you? >> i went up to capitol hill to speak with him. he was meeting with various senators. he's just been over at the white house meeting with the vice president who as you know is putting forward all this new proposed legislation on gun deal -- dealing with gun violence in the united states. it was clear to me that mayor bloomberg is in washington, making it clear to everyone right now, he's ready to put his money where his mouth is, if you will. he's going to spend a lot of money just as he did in the special election in chicago. jesse jackson jr.'s seat to get someone elected who agrees with him, that there is way too much gun violence in the united states and the way to deal with it is muc
cancelled out of kansas city international airport. we're covering this extreme weather from lots of angles this morning. erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas. jennifer delgado is live at the cnn weather center in atlanta. erin, let's start with you. how's it looking? >> reporter: well, it's not quite as heavy as it was last hour but it's still pretty heavy. we've seen snow plows go by here about six times in the last two hours and the roads are still covered. also we've got this ruler, we've been measuring. about an hour ago it was 4 inches. now we're at 5 1/2. but soledad, here's the interesting thing about this storm. we're calling it a thundersnow. there's thunder and lightning that goes along with it. i wish it would happen when i'm out here but i think we've got video, so let's play that video. i don't know if you can hear it. and that's why we're calling it the blizzard of oz. we've seen that a lot on twitter from some people in kansas, so we want to name this storm the blizzard of oz, soledad. >> i thought thundersnow was dramatic enough. let's get right to jennifer d delgado on where
start" begins right now. >>> a terrifying moment seen in real time. a kansas city restaurant was reduced to rubble. right now, a winter storm is plowing across 18 states. it's affecting some 30 million people. in some places, we're talking feet of snow, not inches. army brass taking action after that steamy affair that affected the cia. >> i'm christine romans, i'm in for john better man. >> let's get started here. at any moment we could learn whether oscar hiss torous will be granted bail, despite a charge of premeditated murder against him. the latest development from our robin kerneau who is from inside the courtroom is proceedings are adjourned right now because the state needs to find the lead investigating officer. that officer now facing attempted murder charges for allegedly opening fire on a mini bus carrying seven people. that was at 2009. at stake for hiss torous if he doesn't get bail, possibly months in prison before a full trial gets under way. we have the very latest. >> reporter: south africa woke up to shocking news this thursday morning that the investigating officer in
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, it simply goes unnoticed. what makes this such a rare event is it took place over this very sizable city, susan. >> i can't imagine seeing that, the fear and panic they felt. phil black, thank you, appreciate it. >>> to the scene now, this didn't take long. a passenger stranded with thousands of others aboard the disabled carnival "triumph" is suing carnival for negligence, fraud, and emotional distress. calls the ship, quote, a floating hell and floating toilet. she says she was forced to walk through feces to get to long lines for food. carnival cannot comment yet. >>> meanwhile, the travel nightmare didn't end for some of the passengers even after they finally got off the ship in mobile, alabama. can you believe this one? a bus taking some of them to new orleans broke down on the highway. listen here. >> basically we were driving down the road, we're thinking we're going to get in this warm bed we're going to have a hot shower, a good meal, and he starts pulling over to the side of the road rattling in the back, he gets out and a belt's come loose, you know. we're there for about an h
at this factory, it is said to have knocked over the brick walls. elsewhere across the city, mostly superficial. glass and window frames and a lot of that is already being cleaned up and repaired. within a week or so, there should be few physical scars left from this city's close encounter with the media. but it is likely to be something that people here will be talking about for some time to come. phil black, cnn, russia. >> make sure you stay there. i've got a great guest here, an astronomer will explain just what happened yesterday in russia. and he's got some pieces of space rocks that have made it to earth. it's a fascinating conversation coming up, so make sure you stay tuned. >>> i want to go now to the shocking news that an entire nation still can't believe really the entire world. south africa's national hero locked up in jail, charged with murder. and a surreal angle. a young woman shot dead by pistorius, a reality show she taped did go on television today as scheduled in south africa. the producers of the show say they consulted beforehand. it's one of those celebrity competition sho
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that your family eats. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin in vatican city where pope benedict xvi is spending his last full day as pope. he delivered his last speech. tens and thousands of people gathered in st. peter's square to hear what he had to say. >> recalling moments of joy and light during his last eight years leading the church but he said there were difficult times as well, which he said, quote, seemed like the lord was sleeping. >> the pope also talked about his resignation, calling it a tough decision to make. >> i continue with my prayers and ask each of you to pray for me and for the new pope. >> after the speech, the pope greeted crowds at his popemobile. of course, they are going to take a chopper to the papal summer residence outside the city of rome. >> christiane amanpour is joining us. details about how the pope will live his life out. pretty fascinating. we' we're. >> reporter: you're absolutely right. we are on unchartered waters. the last time this happened was 600 years ago. pope benedict xvi after tomorrow, a new pope elected sometime we can expect before
. the president and woods teed it up over the weekend at the palm city resort in south florida. despite the high profile outing, the game was off limits to white house reporters and photographers. >>> also, an idaho man just lost his job and has a lot of haters online after what he's accused of doing to a baby on board a flight to atlanta. >> sing twinkle, twinkle. >> this boy began to cry, the man called the child a racial slur and slapped him. and the man, he's a former executive of an aerospace and defense company. cnn's renee marsh has the story. >> reporter: jonah bennett is 19 months old and a curious ordinary toddler. but what allegedly happened on a february 8th flight from minneapolis was far from ordinary. jessica bennett says she and her adopted son were on delta flight 721 to atlanta in seat 28b and next to them, in seat 28a was this man, joe ricky huntley of hayden, idaho. >> he was just being rude and belligerent and i felt very uncomfortable. >> reporter: she says she even left her seat and stood in the back of the plane holding jonah for much of the flight. but she had to sit bac
because it happened very quickly without a single fire shot. we know what happened next. out into the city they went. this is where it gets quite fascinating. once they came out of the airport, somewhere down around here, look at all of the art rarelies that they could have gone to. if you think about it, just driving 30 miles per hour in five minutes they could have been beyond that radius in almost any direction, wolf. it's been an extraordinary story of how they were organized, the whole thing from beginning to end took about 11 minutes and then they were gone without a trace. they found a burned out vehicle that they think is connected to this but they don't know if it was the direction they went or anything else. the bottom line is, the diamonds are gone. if you want a sense of what $50 million in diamonds looks like, take a look at this. this bag has half a million small diamonds in it. if you want to have $50 million worth of diamonds, what you have to have is that many bags full of diamonds like that. so it's an extraordinary robbery but getting rid of it, wolf, will be the real ch
, which is part of the watershed for new york city and philadelphia, about 16 million people, i'm surrounded by people who have leased. and we jekted that offer because we found out or i did traveling around the country on a sort of fact-finding mission that this is devastating to live near. when you talk act money, you know, if the people across from me, for example, get the right to drill, which so far they haven't, so pictures like these actually have stopped drilling in places like new york and the upper delaware river -- >> but according to your film and other research, there's a whole lot of that going on across the country. >> there is. what i'm saying to you, if they were to drill, and this is my experience talking to people, my house is worthless. it's not that much, $150,000, $200,000, but if they drill next to me, those people make $150,000 and they've taken that money out of my pocket. and there's millions of people in that situation. we'll come out with "gas land two" which tracks these stories emblematic of people around the nation who have literally been forced to
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timothy dolan from new york city a short time ago. what's happening right now, the cardinals are saying their final good-byes to pope benedict xvi. later today he will go to his temporary new home which is castel gandolfo, about 15 minutes by helicopter outside of rome. our becky anderson is there. good morning, becky. >> reporter: good morning to you. final preparations being put in place at castel gandolfo in the main town square for the arrival of a very honored guest. this diocese is very much associated with popes. castel gandolfo behind me, 400 years this has been the summer residence of a succession of popes getting away from the heat of the roman summer. it sits over the most wonderful lake. and the perfect, perfect place to spend a period of time in quiet and contemplation. that is exactly what benedict xvi will do when he arrives here. he's here for a couple months before he goes back to the vatican where they are redoing an apartment for him there, an old monastery that's being redone for his period of time when effectively goes into isolation. before that happens, today, he
things to consider. one is the culture of violence in ha city. a particular problem with crime by people intruding into the homes of the rich and famous and successful. so oscar pistorius talked before about a paranoia. but secondly, the medical research council says three women are killed by their partner every day. >> and the prosecutor just pointed out as well in this case that recently there was the rape and murder of a 17-year-old in south africa. so it's really important to understand that there's a lot of violence against women as well as fear of intruders in the home. so let's not minimize that because that's also extremely important. why did -- >> that's like apples and oranges. >> the four shots thing i find if he genuinely thought it was an intruder about to attack him, look at the number of cases in america where there are states for stand your ground. i don't think there's a limitation on the number of bullet e s fire ed d. >> why didn't he flee? why didn't he see if his girlfriend was okay and help her to run out the door? >> it's based on calm, rational thought. alan, you
seaside town where she grew up to the bright lights and big city of johannesburg, south africa. where she was shot to death by oscar pistorius. to those who loved her, it's all inconceivable. >> reeva's not supposed to be dead. reeva had her whole life ahead of her. she was going to be doing great things. >> but for reeva steenkamp, great things were already happening. in 2011 and 2012, she was ranked by south africa's version of fhm magazine as one of the 100 sexiest women in the world. hagan engler was the editor. >> she was a bikini model. but she had a wicked sense of humor. she understood the industry she was in and really intelligent. always fun to work with. >> when she started dating pistorius, a south african power couple was born. >> let's see what's behind door number one. >> and in 2013 -- >> go! >> reeva was making her reality television debut on a program called "tropica island." >> my name is reeva. we're in jamaica this year. >> the first episode of the show still aired this week and reeva's producers say just days before her funeral. a private ceremony attended by more th
from dayton, to the eternal city. thank you for having me this morning. you know, i've said that what we need to be thinking is not so much about specific regions or about specific populations or the kind of qualities and characteristics that the church needs in a leader today. and, again, and again, you know, i believe that the church needs first and foremost a pastor that is able to, you know, to deal with the suffering, the divisions and the polar ruization that exists. secondly, the church needs a diplomat. a diplomat that will be able to address the globalized world that we live in. the human differences that accompany this world and the different kind of gifts and challenges that are presented today. and, third, you know, the next leader that the church needs is an administrator who can manage the goods of the household and can tap into the abundant gifts that exist in this church and exists within society in men and women of good will. >> how likely is it that any new pope will have a different sense of where the catholic church stands. for example, on abortion, on divorce, on
's obvious this virtual floating city is almost completely powerless with nothing but back-up generators. passengers find themselves without hot water or working toilets, and eventually, without enough to eat. you can hear the desperation in the calls from the ship. >> it takes three and a half hours to get food. the smells -- i can't even describe them. there is sewage, raw sewage. pretty bad. you walk in the hall way, you have to cover your face. we don't have any masks for breathing. >> dead in the water, all anyone at sea or on land can do is wait. >> actually, the first day i was able to get through to tim, i cried. and one of my friends who was with me got through to her husband, and we cried, too. partly out of fear and frustration because at that point, we still didn't know exactly what had happened and if it would happen again. we still were very in the dark. that was very scary times, and yes, people are starting to lose it a little bit. tempers are flaring. people are being very snippy. >> with no air conditioning, decks turned to tent camps. inside, mattresses line hallways.
is enjoying a golfing weekend with friends in palm city you florida. he is also playing with jim crane and democratic supporter and owner of the posh resort where they are playing. to top it off, the president got a golf lesson from tiger's former coach. >>> president obama laid out his plan for his second term and could you call it a big wish list but vel to get past the two big hurdles in front of him first acres voiding automatic across-the-board budget cuts coming in two weeks and getting the defense secretary nominee confirmed. candy crowley is ankle over "state of the union" and with us from washington. candy, i want to play a clip from your show this morning. when you asked new york democratic senator xhuk shum ber those $85 billion in cuts. take a listen. >> well, here's what i think. i think that democrats have the high ground, both substantively and politically and we will win on this issue. why? it is very simple. the republicans proposed devastating cuts. >> now, candy, both side agree that these cuts would be devastating. how are they gonna come to some middle ground in ti
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